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organizations of the european union and nato. vladimir putin understands us very well. the question is, do we, does donald trump, really understand him? ♪ the uts president the man who knows donald trump's financial secrets has been granted immunity. pope francis headed to ireland amid the church's sex abuse crisis. and he is set to meet with some survivors. we'll follow that story. and tropical storm lane, it is weakening, but flooding in hawaii is a major concern as rain there continues to pummel the islands. live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, we welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm george howell, the "cnn newsroom" starts right now.
at the 4:00 a.m. here on the u.s. east coast, more cracks in the foundation, people once loyal to the u.s. president, people in his inner circle possibly turning against him. here is the latest. we've learned mr. trump's top accountant has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors, the man you see here, allen weisselberg, the chief financial officer of theied all of mr. tr money for many years. this follows the deal given to david pecker. pecker used his position on to kill negative stories about mr. trump and knows all of the worst secrets about the president's life. jim acosta kicks off our coverage. >> reporter: president trump remained silent as he left with the first lady for a speech in ohio with a growing list of
legal worries hot on his tail. >> my chief financial officer, allen weisselberg. >> reporter: the latest concern, federal prosecutors granted immunity to allen weisselberg. he is the long time chief financial officer of the trump organization. the president's private company whose secrecy. a source on the president's legal team down played weisselberg's cooperation which could be crucial for prosecutors. the attorney for one of the women, stormy daniels, michael avenatti, believes that more may be at stake. >> the only reason then that they would give immunity to mr. weisselberg is that they were looking beyond michael cohen, they would need potentially his testimony and cooperation to look at someone else higher up the food chain, if you will. there is only one person that that is likely to be and that is donald trump.
>> reporter: cohen can be heard on an audiotape talking to mr. trump about weisselberg, the apparent subject, making payments to cover up the president's past behavior. >> i've spoken to allen weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up with -- >> what are we going -- >> yes. and it is all the stuff. >> reporter: a big question is how the president decides to respond. he once told the "new york times" an investigation that crept into his family's finances would cross a red line. >> looking at your guy nanlfina unrelated to russia, would that be a red line? >> i would say yes. >> reporter: sources tell cnn the president has fumed for months even in the last several weeks that he would like to fire attorney general jeff sessions. one day after sessions insisted the justice department would remain independent, mr. trump tweeted department of justice will not be
influenced, this is great. so look into all the corruption on the other side adding come on, jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting. >> the president is head of the executive branch and he decides who serves in his cabinet. to continue to criticize the attorney general i think makes the president appear weak. >> reporter: one person keening keeping a safe distance, mike pence. he advised the crowd to get their news from word of mouth, not the media. >> i hold the view that the most powerful media in america is not television news, it is not the internet or social media. i've always believed and still believe the most powerful media in america has always been and will always be word of mouth. >> reporter: the president declined to speak to report ersz before leaving for ohio, but the image did speak volumes.
even amid all the questions about porn star payoffs, the first lady was by the president's side. jim acosta, cnn, the white house. to talk more about this, let's bring in former assistant u.s. attorney david katz. david, let's talk more about allen weisselberg. this is the man who knows where every dollar goes within mr. trump's business world. how significant is it now that he has been granted immunitimmu? >> in week of shocking developments, this is yet another stunner because here is someone who knows where all the bodies are buried financially speaking and has worked for the trump organization for i think at least two decades. so it is a very signature development. and the fact that he was given immunity meant that he had to talk. and he probably gif a lave a lo information and also a lot of documents and the testimony to make it clear how you that all fits together regarding trump and the organization. >> we don't know the extent of
how far this goes beyond the cohen investigation, but the bigger question, how might this fit within the broader investigation? >> well, right, once he has immunity, he has to talk. his only peril at that point is to lie, so it makes no sense and i'm sure he has very good counsel which has told him that you can't lie, you have to come clean, you have to think about your family and about think the truth. and my point is that he probably knows an awful lot of helpful things about the trump organization in addition to the payment to the actress and stormy daniels and how that was all treated and also the former playboy model. so it is pretty devastating. he also has the financial records. and you add that to mr. pecker from the "national enquirer" and one of his aides who were also given immunity. very significant development. >> also the man who did prepare the taxes, did the taxes. and knows where the checks were
going. so certainly significant to say the least. but look, this was a week that began with bad news and ended with worse news for president trump. let's take a look at all of the trump loyalists that have really been front and center these past few days. paul manafort, former trump campaign chairman convicted. mr. trump's former attorney, michael cohen, his guilty plea that left shock waivewaves. david pecker and allen weisselberg granted immunity. is this a sign that mr. trump's grip on loyalty which he holds in high regard that it is weakening under the pressure of these investigations? >> well, i think his grip has clearly loosened. he has all of these people who have cooperated now. it is reminisce event of what happened to nixon when his
campaign manager and nixon pleaded guilty and he had to resign the president city. >> all of these men work with mr. trump in some formcity. >> all of these men work with mr. trump in some form. is mr. trump in legal jeopardy? >> i think the assessment is that he is in considerable legal jeopardy, i think that is one reason why giuliani has spent a lot of time appealing to a base and to public opinion which is really not legal public opinion. if you talk to a lot of lawyers, this is not the legal strategy that they would have embarked on, but now trump has gone down this road with giuliani and he's kind of in to the bitter end. >> david katz, we appreciate your time. we'll keep in touch. cnn has exclusively obtained a copy of an agreement signed between american media incorporated which is the parent company of the "national enquirer" and former door man
who told cnn he has knowledge of an alleged relationship between president donald trump that he had with a former housekeeper. he claims that relationship resulted in a child. an attorney for dino says that his client was released from the contract that prohibited him from discussing the matter with anyone, but he is now free to talk about the agreement. the contract which appears to have been signed in november of 2015 states that ami had exclusive rights to the story but does not mention the details of the story itself beyond saying this, quote, source shall provide ami with information regarding donald trump's illegitimate child, end quote. in april when the former trump world tower door man told cnn he had knowledge of the alleged relationship, ami called the story not credible. it also denied any connection between the story, donald trump and his then personal attorney michael cohen. the white house did not respond in april to cnn's request for
comment. and the allegation that trump followed a child out of wedlock has not been independently confirmed by any of the outlets that have investigated that story. now to ireland where pope francis is set to arrive in an hour and a half and where plenty of people will come out to celebrate his visit, and he will also likely feel anger from main others. he is set to speak at the world meeting of families, but what will he say in response to growing anger and the latest scandal of sex abuse and coverup at the hands of catholic priests and church leaders? it is the same pain that rocked families in ireland decades ago and many now want to know what will the pope do to stop this from happening again. let's go live to dublin. john allen is standing by live this hour. he is editor of a catholic news site crux. of course a lot of people will be waiting to see the pope, but
ahead of this visit, what is the mood there in dublin? >> reporte >> well, if i had to pick one word to describe the mood, it would be anger. as you mentioned, ireland is arguably the single country in the world most scarred by the catholic church's clerical sexual abuse scandals. the catholic church here historically has run every school, every hospital, every orphanage, every institution in the country. parishes are the center of community life. so the sex scandals here have had a reach that is deep and profound. and as you say, that legacy is now decades old. i think people believed initially reassure haances that church was going to get this right, they are now angry that decades later that does not appear to be the case. so there is a real expectation here that pope francis will have to address this issue.
we know the vatican matsz chas confirmed that he will be meeting with survivors of sexual abuse when he is here, we also sxenk expect him to address this publicly probably in a speech he is slated to give around noon local time, that is 6:00 a.m. on the east coast, when he addresses politicians, diplomats, other civil authorities here in the country. and i think that it will require more than just apologies and reassurances. people here want to know concretely what is going to be done. and not simply to deal with the crime of sexual abuse, but also to deal with the coverup by church officials. i think that is the gap, if you like, in the church's response they are waiting to see filled. >> let's put this pope in context with the role that he holds over the time that he has held it. again, this pope has been outspoken quite frankly on issues of the poor, on issues of bringing younger people back into the church. in fact in filling the churches
once more. so given the context of how he started that role and what he is dealing with now, how difficult will it be for this pope to square the circle and really provide concrete answers that satisfy people who want -- who demand -- accountability? >> well, look, i think that you are absolutely right. pope francis is a missionary pope. he wants to revitalize the faith, bring those who have laxed back into it and bring new people into it. and i think there is an understanding on the part of pope francis and his team that the clerical sexual abuse scandals are the major obstacle to achieving that objective. quite honestly, it is very difficult for many people to take the church's moral message seriously when they perceive that the church is not practicing that in the way it responds to its own clerical
sexual abuse scandals. now, you ask, you know, how difficult is it going to be for pope francis to take the needed steps. there is a piece in one of the irish pain ertz tod irish papers today from the head of the seminary at the national seminary in which i think he says what needs to happen is that the church needs to impose the same accountability for the crime of abuse that it imposes on the coverup, that is on the failure to deal with it. and however difficult that may be, i think most people would say that is the is it enthat needs to be taken. >> there is a piece coming up here in this newscast by our phil black that really tells the story, shows the pain that many there in ireland faced decades ago and still quite frankly face. and you do understand why now that they are hearing this same scandal again, many people are demanding accountability and
demanding answers here. john allen, thank you so much for your time and perspective. we'll stay in touch with you there. around the world and here in the united states, you're watching "newsroom." powerful u.s. senator makes a very tough decision. senator john mccain facing death on his own terms. we'll tell you details on that story. also ahead, the recent era of diplomacy between the united states and north korea could be cooling down. details of donald trump's latest decision and how it will affect the korean peninsula.
an american hero better known as the maverick, senator john mccain's family has announced he is discontinuing treatment for brain cancer. the six term senator was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer just last year. he has not been to washington, d.c. since december. on twitter, his wife cindy wrote this, i love my husband with all of my heart. god bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey. cnn's dana bash now with a closer look.
>> reporter: john mccain's trademark is relentlessly fighting, on not giving up or giving in to any adversary. more than that, it is his essence, his core. so the fact that his family says he has decided to stop treatment against his current adversary, brain cancer, is actually a bit shocking to friends and family i've spoken to despite the fact that everyone knows and knew for a long time that this day would come. mccain has always been prolific in writing and speaking about how his family's he long history in the military made him respect and even revere america's institutions and how he spent his whole adult life trying to do his part in service. take a listen. >> it has not been perfect service to be sure, and there were probably times when the country might have benefited a little less of my help. but i tried to deserve the privilege as best i can. and i've been repaid a thousand
times over with edadventures, wh good company and the satisfaction of serving something more are important than myself, of being a bit player in the extraordinary story of america. and i am so grateful. >> the senator has been at his home in arizona all year long, weighing in on the turbulent events from afar instead of the way that he normally would, jumping in on the front lines, being front and center in the most important and biggest issues of his time. but he has finally had to face his own mortality. and mccain quoted in his last book, the restless wave, one of his many larger than life heros, the fictitious robert jordan from for whom the bell tolls. he says the world is a fine place and worth fighting for and i hate very much to leave it. but then mccain said, i don't have a complaint. not one. it has been quite a ride. dana bash, cnn, washington.
following now relations between north korea and the united states, a new era of diplomacy appears to have hit a speed bump. on friday the u.s. president postponed secretary of state mike pompeo's trip to north korea one day after it was announced. mr. trump blames north korea's slow progress on denuclearization, but the door is not all together shut. mr. trump tweeted his warmest regards and respect to chairman kim saying he looked forward to seeing him soon. following the story, paula hancocks is live in seoul, south korea. paula, the president keeping a crack in the door here, but it does put new pressure on the upcoming meeting between north and south korea. >> reporter: well, that's right, george. and the secretary of state mike pompeo did speak to the south korean foreign minister earlier this saturday. and the foreign secretary here
said that it was regretability, that was t that was the word she used, saying it was a highly anticipated meeting for pompeo to go to north korea. but from the u.s. point of view, they feel that simply not enough has been achieved to make this trip worthwhile. we know pompeo went just last month to north korea. he did not meet kim jung-un. it was seen by many observers as a snub and sources afterwards said that that meeting went really as badly as it could have gone. and we're hearing many reports most notably, most recently from the iaea, saying that there are areas of grave concern looking at the activities that are ongoing at certain nuclear sites in north korea. so i think it is not really come as much of a surprise that the u.s. is pulling back somewhat and hoping for more signs of denuclearization. i think what was a bit of a surprise is that the u.s. president added in that tweet that he did send his warmest
regards and respects to kim jung-un and says he looks forward to seeing him soon. but of course from the south korean point of view, moon jae-in is heading to pyongyang next month. we don't have an exact date, but certainly from the south korean point of view it does put more pressure on that meeting. they would like to see the north korean/south korean relations improve. at the same time that the american and north korean relations improve. >> a lot of moving parts here for sure. paula hancocks live for us in seoul, thank you for following the story for us. the continuing conflict between saudi arabia and yemen, houthi sources say that the saudi-led air strikes killed 22 children in yemen on thursday. and if that is not bad enough, they were reportedly escaping a round of air strikes from the day before. nima elbajir picks up this report and we warn you, this report contains graphic scenes. >> reporter: bundled in these
sheets are what remains of a family. he is gathering up the remains of his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. he tries to show the cameraman, but it is too upsetting. this footage was sent to cnn by houthi officials. it shows the after math of yet another air strike in yemen, claiming the lives of dozens of children and their parents as they fled to safety. this time en route to a beleaguered port city. one of the pickup trucks survived the hit and was used to ferry back the dead and the dying. he pulls back the sheets to show us the little feet sticking out. >> translator: these are all corpsesp some body parts were so charred that we couldn't pick them up, they are so disintegrated. >> reporter: in hospital these
images of the few remaining survivors were broadcast. this man lost everyone in his family. six children, he says. still in shock, his words are almost unintelligible. this morning they broadcast this, images of the air strikes continuing. cnn can't independently verify these images, supposedly of saudi-led coalition planes. but eyewitnesses describe sheltering in fear at strikes from the sky above intensified. this is a strategic port and for weeks has been the site of fierce fighting. fighting that shows no signs of cooling down. he is trying to find as much of the remains of his family he can
to give them the burial they deserve, the only dignity that he says he has left. nima elbajir, cnn, london. cnn has asked the saudi government for comment, but have not heard back yet. the bitter feud between the u.s. president and his attorney general, now jeff sessions is pushing back and donald trump not amused by it. oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®.
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anger at the catholic church over decades of sexual abuse at the hands of priests and coverups by church officials. while in ireland, the pope is expected to meet with some of those abused victims. elon musk says he has given up on his plan to take tesla private. the ceo stunned investors earlier this month when he tweeted that he wanted to remove the electric carmaker from the stock market sendinging te inii shares on a wild ride. the top accountant in the trump organization has been granted i said community. allen weisselberg presumably can explain how hush money was paid to two women who alleged affairs with mr. trumpcommunity. allen weisselberg presumably can explain how hush money was paid to two women who alleged affairs with mr. trump before he was president. and he is again lashing out at the man he believes to be responsible, the man you see here, the attorney general of the united states jeff sessions. on thursday, sessions forcefully stated that he will not allow
the justice department to be politicized. mr. trump perceived that as disloyalty and then went on the attack. one tweet from the president took issue with the sentencing of a former intelligence contractor. it says, quote, gee, this is small potatoes compared to what hillary clinton did. so unfair. jeff, double standard he said. let's talk about it all with steven erlanger joining us from brussels. always a pleasure to have you here on the show. what was surprising the other day was jeff sessions firing back at the u.s. president for criticizing him for recusing himself, but now president trump doubling down even suggesting that sessions pursue the white house's political opponents. this is a very public tug of war. what do you make of it? >> well, what i make of it is trump is getting ready to fire jeff sessions. it will probably happen after the midterm elections in
november, but it is very, very difficult. i mean after all trump named him. jeff sessions who was a senator and very loyal to trump, one of his early supporters inside the republican party, but he is a lawyer and he cares deeply about the justice system and the one thing he does know is that the justice department is in general not going to allow itself to be politicalized. so if trump keeps going with this, he opens himself more to charges of obstruction of justice. what i think people fear actually is a looming saturday night massacre, which is trump will at some point fire sessions and try to get an attorney general who will then fire rod rosenstein who is the deputy and
then fire robert mueller. and if that happens, a lot of republicans in the congress are warning against it. we will have another constitutional confrontation. now, you know, i'm not predicting it, but i worry about it. you can see it coming. >> one person who does seem open to new leadership at the ledeadt the attorney general level lindsey graham suggesting there could be a changing of the guard. a year ago he had a very different take. listen to that, his thoughts then, to what he said the other day, this sound bite back to back. >> if jeff sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay. any effort to go after mueller could be the beginning of the end at the trump presidency unless mueller did something wrong. clearly attorney general sessions doesn't have the confidence of the president,
that is an important office in the country. and after the election i think that there will be some serious discussions about a new attorney general. >> what a difference a year makes. so there appears to be a softening of position by republicans, the prospects of replacing sessions. >> well, it is not so much of replacing sessions. the president, you know, he is in his cabinet, he can get rid of the attorney general. it is what happens to mueller that i think matters more than anything else. because the point that annoys trump about sessions is sessions recused himself from the russia investigation because at the very beginning of the presidency, sessions admitted he'd have conversations with the russian ambassador to the united states, kislyak, who is now gone. and for those reasons sessions decided he wouldn't get involved.
so that meant his deputy rod rosenstein is in charge. and it was rosenstein after comey was fired who appointed robert mueller. so that this is a chain. i mean it is much like what happened with nixon when he wanted to fire the special prosecutor archibald cox who was looking in to watergate. and in the end had to fire both the attorney general and the deputy attorney general before third in line agreed to fire archibald cox. but that was the beginning of the end. so one has to be careful if you are donald trump. he has the right to have the attorney general that he likes, but at the moment, the current attorney general is not involved with the russian investigation, so he is not subject to trump's pushing around on this topic. and i think that drives trump
rather crazy. >> steven erlanger live for us in brussels with perspective. we'll keep in touch with you as we follow the trail. we've been following the story of pope francis, scheduled to land in ireland in the next hour. and at some point in his two day trip, he will meet with a number of victims, people sexually abused at the hands of priests. ireland is like too many countries with a horrid history of abuse. phil black spoke with some of those who were abused and we do warn you, some of the descriptions you'll hear are disturbing and graphic. >> reporter: there is no easy polite way to describe what happened to darren on the grounds of this church when he was a child. >> put me over on the table and he had the investments, reasons and vestments, and he tied me
hands to my legs and began to rape me. >> reporter: from the age of accept, darr seven, darren was abused several times a week by one of the most notorious pedophile priests. >> so one occasion i was raped with accrues fix. >> reporter: welsh destroyed darren's life 37 the years since have been coupled by trauma and mental illness. >> how old are you now? >> i'm 46 years of age and i've been medicated since i was 12. 12 years of age. so when does it stop? like when is it going to so that? i don't know. >> reporter: this is just one victim's story in a country deeply wounded by the horrific legacy of priests abusing vast numbers of children and often getting away with it. it will be the defining issue you for pope francis during his
visit to once proudly catholic ireland. >> do this in memory of me. >> reporter: where many churches are now largely empty, where the institution is struggling for purpose and credibility. >> i went to hospital when i was 12, just turned 13, and sexually assaulted by the catholic chaplain. >> reporter: after decades recovering, mary has become a powerful voice for reforming the church's culture. last year she walked away from a vatican panel advising pope francis because nothing changed. and she wasn't satisfied with his recent written apology. >> a strong letter, a lot of it is good, but he still says we're working on finding a way to hold people accountable. we're decades on. you can't tell be wokncan't sti it. >> reporter: darren wanted to show us another painful location. in phoenix park where pope
francis will say mass, he takes us to a dark gully. >> he lay me down on the mattress -- >> reporter: another place where he was raped by the priest he'd once trusted. >> didn't even say sorry. >> reporter: darren and other victims say apologies are important. but from the pope, they also want firm policies to ensure no one suffers like this again. phil black, cnn, dublin. >> phil, thank you. following the story in hawaii, police in parts of that state are telling people to stay off the roads. and for good reason. the latest on tropical storm lane, very dangerous path there, as cnn news "room" live continues. frsz it's t for the 'biggest sale of the year' on the new sleep number 360 smart bed. it senses your movement and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. and now, all beds are on sale. save 50% on the new sleep number 360 limited edition smart bed. plus, free home delivery. ends saturday.
graded to a tropical storm, but it is still hammering the islands. this was the scene on the big island friday and there is more to come. lane is set to bring as much as a meter of rain in some areas. and it has already triggered floods and landslides. storm surge is also expected through the weekend. let's talk more about this with ivan today k cabrera. a strong storm and clearly the damage is pretty bad. >> the center of the storm won't get within 100 miles of the islands and still devastating impacts. numbers are quite impressive. by the way, if you arehonolulu,r storm, so this is a big island event here and perhaps maui. but we're really focused on the big island because that is where now we're getting word from the national weather service there of over 40 inches of rainfall since wednesday. just devastating rainfall.
we're now basically entering hurricane harvey territory in texas with some of the numbers. 65-mile-an-hour winds, that is at the center of the storm, but what do you notice here? where is the weather? nowhere near the center of the storm, it is with the rain bands that have just been punishing the islands over the last several hours. and through the overnight, we picked up as much as a foot of rainfall as a result of the rain that won't go away. i'll focus in on the big island. you see these yellows and oranges, it just will not let up. and lay plan awhere the kilauea was, the same area is getting completely flooded. the entire big island is under a flashing flood washing. we've had rates of 4 inches per hour. and that is verified rainfall. and now we're talking about significant numbers across the island. here is the latest, look at that, 42.8 inches of rainfall
just since wednesday. and guess what? these numbers as we put them up are going to be outdated within the hour or two because you of so much rain that continues to fall over the same area. maui, 16.8, still pretty bad but we're not talking 30s and 40s. as far as what is coming, the storm is stationery. this is devastating for the islands. it won't move until tomorrow. by the time it does so, we're expecting additional rainfall, look at that upwards of 9 inches on top of of what has already fallen. and as i mentioned, honolulu, the rain won't be as significant. 2.5 inches, you can handle that. certainly the wind will not be an issue and it will continue to be diminishing over the next several hours. so that is the latest, we're no longer dealing with a hurricane, it is a tropical storm, but the devastating impacts continue and will continue for quite some time. i think by the time we get into daylight hours, we'll get some dramatic pictures even more so coming out of the big island
especially. >> ivan, thank you. we can talk more about this now with chevy cavalier in honolulu, he is the noaa official there in hawaii. thank you for your time. given what you have seen and ivan cabrera just explained, we saw some of the images of what is happening in that state, how bad is it and what is expected here in the next several hours? we anticipated flooding would be a problem. a lot of moisture in the air and that is exactly what has happened on the big island. record amount of rainfall there. and it is not over yet. the worst thing that could happen with the rainfall especially for the big island is for the storm to become stationery. so on between 5:00 p.m. and our last update at 8:00 p.m., it was stationery. so what we're hoping for is any kind of movement to the northwest and west as we get
into tomorrow to pull this system out of our area. it has been daeeen disorganized. it was a category 2 earlier today and the shear ripped it apart and now takes tropical storm. so we want to see some motion as soon as possible. the rain will spread of course to maui as well. and as the storm moves a little to the northwest and northwest, it will also bring rain to oahu. nothing near what the big island has seen, but if the system stalls, we could have a problem with flooding as we go through the weekend. >> sthanks rainfa >> substantial rainfall and flooding and possibility of land slides, are people urged to stay in shelters until the storm passes on through? >> absolutely. they are seeing landslides, they have seen those throughout the day today and tonight just about an hour ago, we received some
messages that some roads were impassable on the big island and crews are not able to get to them yet to clear them out. so some residents are stranded because on the big island, there are some areas where there is only one road in and out. so they have to stay at home until these roads are clear. and that is going to take some time. especially since the rain is not 4r letting up and it will continue to rain tonight and into saturday on the big island. >> and then the other question that many people are wondering, tourism certainly a big deal, but that will have to remain on hold for a bit obviously as this storm passes through for people who may have plans or looking to visit your fine state. >> yeah, and i've had a lot of calls over the last week or so since we've been tracking hurricane lane asking, notice, should i come, should i come. and it all depends on what your definition of bad weather is and what island you're going to. if you are going to kauai, it is
as if nothing happened. if they were shut off to the world, they probably wouldn't know that there is a tropical storm to the south of them. so some islands are okay. even oahu will get some rain this weekend, but it is not -- maui county, they getting more rain and the big island. so, yeah, some people will probably have to postpone their plans for a couple days. at least the airlines didn't cancel any flights that i know of. >> we appreciate your time and the update on what is happens in your fine state. we'll deep in touch with you of course. up next, a rare glimpse into another world. what you're seeing is more than just a shadow in the brazilian rainforest. you see here this man is part of an isolated culture still trying to survive. stay with us. are you a christian author with
but they are threatened. and because of that, brazil is scrambling to save not only the rainforest, but the last remaining tribes who call that rainforest home. cyril vanier picks up on that story. >> reporter: look closely at this video shot by a drone. you can see a figure moving through a clearing. the person is a member of an isolated tribe in brazil. and a short while later you can see other tribe members on the other side of the clearing. these people have had no known contact with the outside world. according to the government's national indian foundation, they are one of at least 11 similar indigenous groups in the region. they also released still photos from their ex-pedition, this on showing a hut, this one showing an ax, a horn made of bark and wooden canoes made of palm
trees. its team traveled 180 kilometer he is in boats, trucks and motorcycles and another 120 k kilometers on foot to reach the tribe. their mission is to protect the tribes by keeping hunt ertz aer farmer from encroaching. this video was released from a different part of the amazon of a man believed to be the soul remaining member of his tribe swinging an ax at a tree. he has been living on his own for more than two decades after the rest of his tribe was killed by farmers. cyril vanier, cnn. >> that is "newsroom" for this hour. i'm george howell in atlanta. let's do it again, another hour of news right after the break.
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